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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 14, 2006 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

Right on! Nice to see Charlie Baty and Rick Estrin get their props on this forum. They're Sactown locals, and I see 'em a couple times each year. Charlie is a fabulous guitar player and he can do all the blues styles (jump, Chicago, West Coast...) and Rick can really blow harp and he also writes some very wry and witty lyrics. Great band...

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 14, 2006 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

Hey SacTown - I'm in Chico. Been seeing those guys since the '80's. I love'em. So does the rest of my family. We hired them to play my mom's 60th birthday 6 years ago...

ALSO, I've sent some of our East Coast LMA friends a few Little Charlie CD's. With the caveat that you must SEE this band to believe it...of course.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 14, 2006 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

High Flow--that's very cool. Must of been a great party. Did any of the guests sing?
They played a friend of mine's wedding 15 years ago or so. Here's an example of what kind of guys they are: Fairly lit wedding guest convinces them to let her sing Pink Cadillac. Rick stepped aside and gave her the stage. Not the train wreck you might expect, but not a pretty sight either.

Like all the great ones, must be seen live to fully appreciate.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 14, 2006 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

So funny you should ask. My bro and his buddy play blues. My brother sand Kansas City and hid buddy Bruce played Charlie's gold Gibson. You know the one?

Totally awesome.

1st saw them at Larry Blake's in Berkeley. Favorite place to see them is Biscuits and Blues in SF, followed by Sierra Nevada Brewery here in Chico.

BUT, we've seen them in Ashland, OR, Medford, OR, Petaluma, San Jose, Palo Alto, Oroville.......

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 14, 2006 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

Too funny! Yeah, I know the Gold Gibson--a classic!
I see them at The Palms (formerly in Davis, now in Winters--great venue(s)), and they will usually play a free gig or two or a festival here in town every summer. I know Rick a little bit, and he is the coolest guy--very dry sense of humor, very funny, a really sharp dude.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 14, 2006 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

You gotta like Rick's style. He's authentic. Not just anybody could pull that off...

We'll have to meet at an outdoor show. I don't get to go to the 'joints' these days, 'cause I've got 1 and 5 year old kids. But, blues in the park is always cool w/ them.

Next time I'm goin', I'll make a post.

Ever seen Robben Ford and his brothers play? I've seen them a few times. The latest was at Sierra Nevada. They did a tribute to Bloomfield/Butterfiled. Some of the best blues playing I've seen. And I've seen the best of the best.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 14, 2006 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

High Flow--I ve got a 4 year old who'll be 5 in Feb. I'm with ya on the difficulty in getting out to night spots. We're big on the freebies in the park, or the summertime fests. We're lucky in Sac--we've got some great local talent--Little Charlie, Mumbo Gumbo, and the GREAT Joe Craven (Grisman, Garcia/Grisman and many others) and they all play free shows every summer.
There have been some great shows at your Brewery of late--someday, the wife and I will need to get a sitter and head up. One small issue--I've quit drinking, and the Sierra Pale was my favorite. "They" say to be careful of "slippery places". But I've been to P&F shows since I cleaned up, and did OK. So, WTF...one of these days. Chico is as close as the City--might as well, might as well...

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 14, 2006 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

Yeah, Joe Craven. I hear his stuff on KVMR from Nevada City all the time.

Hey man, nothing wrong w/ NOT drinking at a show. I'm sure quitting has been good for your health and other aspects of your life. Hang in there.

We've made an annual event of the Scott Valley Bluegrass festival in Etna, near Yreka. It's a small festival, you can camp within a couple hundred yards of the stage and they have activities for the kiddies all weekend long. Highly recommended, especially if you have a camper or trailer.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 14, 2006 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

I wondered if you were hip to KVMR. I wasn't sure if their signal reached you. I've been a supporter of them since I moved to Sac in '90. Great station. Love the Saturday programming.
We go to the Strawberry Music Fest near Yosemite every year, and we went to the California World Fest in Grass Valley this past summer. Both great fests, very kid friendly and family oriented.
I've been sober about 2 1/2 years, so it gets easier all the time. (Although that beer thread last weekend got me a little wistful--I had to stay outta that one!) Thanks for the kind words of support.
What's the protocol for exchanging personal e-mail addresses?
Tom

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 14, 2006 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

KVMR - are they still putting on shows at the miner's foundry? When I lived in Nevada City, that station turned me on to some great music and provided some great times (until i got run out of town . . .)

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 14, 2006 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How Do They Do That?

Check out KVMR.org for streaming....